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The Gulf Oil Spill: Economics and Policy Issues

A case study by Brian Roach, Jonathan M. Harris and Adrian Williamson, of Tufts University, of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and the environmental, economic, and policy issues associated with the spill. Discussion questions are provided. Read More

World Climate: Negotiating a Global Climate Change Agreement

World Climate, a climate policy simulation model developed by Climate Interactive in conjunction with the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, provides an interactive role-play environment through which participants explore the risks of climate change and the challenges of negotiating international agreements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a live, face-to-face setting, participants play the roles of major GHG emitting nations and negotiate proposals to reduce emissions through the year 2100. Participants then receive immediate feedback on the implications of their proposals for atmospheric GHG concentrations, global mean surface temperature, sea level rise, and other impacts. World Climate enables participants to explore the dynamics of the climate and impacts of proposed policies in a way that is consistent with the best available peer-reviewed science but that does not prescribe what should be done. Read More

OnPoint

Cutting-edge webcast program featuring in-depth interviews and analysis with compelling energy and environmental policy leaders. OnPoint is filmed and broadcast daily from E&E’s studios on Capitol Hill. Read More

Greenwire

The one-stop source for those who need to stay on top of all of today’s major environmental and energy action. With an average of more than 25 stories a day, Greenwire covers the complete spectrum, from electricity industry restructuring to Clean Air Act litigation to public lands management. Read More

Environment and Energy Daily

From federal agency appropriations to comprehensive energy legislation, E&E Daily is the place insiders go to track their environment and energy issues in Congress. It covers the progress of legislation as it works its way from hearings and markups, through the House and Senate floors, to the President’s desk. Read More

The National Environmental Policy Act: A Study of Its Effectiveness After Twenty-five Years

This report provides a detailed perspective on how the National Environmental Policy Act has affected federal agency decision making. The report summarizes how the Act has been implemented, how federal agency performance aligns with the intent of NEPA’s framers, reactions from the public, NEPA stakeholders, and federal decision makers, and future challenges with ensuring the Act’s continued effectiveness. Read More

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

This memorandum charges the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force with developing a national policy that ensures protection of oceans as well as a framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning. Read More

Considering Cumulative Effects Under the National Environmental Policy Act

This document is intended to assist Federal agencies with analyzing cumulative effects during the NEPA process. It outlines general principles, common cumulative effects assessment methodologies, and resources for additional information and background data. Read More

Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management

This executive order establishes guidelines for how federal agencies consume natural resources. Read More

Active Climate Legislative Commissions and Executive Branch Advisory Groups

This map shows states with government bodies that study the impacts of climate change and recommend policies for mitigation and adaptation. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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